Snake Island - Beach in Avalon Greater Geelong VIC - SLS Beachsafe

Snake Island VIC

At Point Wilson, the coast turns west into Corio Bay and then continues in an irregular manner for 9 km to Point Lillas. Between the two points are four very low energy, narrow beaches and tidal flat areas. The first is immediately west of Point Wilson and is... Read more

At Point Wilson, the coast turns west into Corio Bay and then continues in an irregular manner for 9 km to Point Lillas. Between the two points are four very low energy, narrow beaches and tidal flat areas. The first is immediately west of Point Wilson and is on Commonwealth land. The second is on the east side of land-locked Snake Island; and the remaining two are inside an open bay to the west of Snake Island.All four beaches are usually calm, with the beach fronted by shallow, irregular rocks; sand tidal flats; and seagrass beds. There is no public access to Point Wilson and restricted access to the Snake Island beaches, which are backed by salt evaporators.

Swimming

Only possible at high tide on these essentially tidal flat beaches.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

Most fishing is done from boats over the sea grass beds.

General

Four very low energy beaches and tidal flats, all with restricted public access.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Avalon, VIC 3212

Includes beaches:
Sand Hummocks Mid, Sand Hummocks South, Point Wilson North, Point Wilson East, Point Wilson West, Snake Island West 1, Snake Island West 2, Avalon, Point Abeona

Length:
0.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 vicP095

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range
  • Winds
    Winds

Information Symbols

  • Passenger ferry
  • Train
  • Bus

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 8:57 am

Day 24°    Night 17°
19.1°C
Showers increasing

Water Temperature  15°C


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tide

9 am
0.91m
2 am
0.17m
8 pm
0.90m
2 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 22°    Night 13°
Shower or two

Wind


Wind: Northerly 5 to 10 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon with higher squalls.

Tide

9 am
0.92m
3 am
0.22m
9 pm
0.88m
3 pm
0.38m

UV

Index: 7 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:20 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Southerly about 5 knots shifting west to southwesterly around 10 knots in the afternoon, then tending west to northwesterly around 5 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm
Wed 17th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 4:20 pm
Thu 18th 7 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 4:30 pm
Fri 19th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 4:40 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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